Professor Rebecca Fortnum

Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
United Kingdom

Nominated members:

  • Ken Neil
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Rebecca is an artist, curator and academic with special interest in female artists, artists' processes and contemporary painting. Rebecca read English at Corpus Christi College, Oxford before gaining an MFA from Newcastle University and taking up a fellowship at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, USA. In 2009 Rebecca became Reader of Fine Art at University of the Arts London and in 2013 she was appointed Professor of Fine Art at Middlesex University, London. She has also been a Visiting Fellow in Painting at Plymouth University and at Winchester School of Art; a visiting artist at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; a Senior Lecturer at Norwich School of Art and Wimbledon School of Art and an Associate Lecturer at Bath Spa University and Central St Martins School of Art, London. Rebecca was Visiting Research Fellow in the Creative Arts at Merton College, Oxford University. Rebecca was instrumental in founding the London artist-run spaces Cubitt and Gasworks. She also established Paint Club, an informal painting research network in 2008, and is Founding Editor of theJournal of Contemporary Painting, published by Intellect. Her most recent books are A Companion to Contemporary Drawing, which she co-edited with Kelly Chorpening and A Mind Weighted with Unpublished Matter that documents her recent painting.